Colon Cleaning: Using Activated Charcoal
Even though it is used constantly within colon cleansers, activated charcoal does have its many uses. Activated carbon is a black powder without an odor, and made in a closed environment from exposing wood to very high temperatures. It is then subjected to a treatment process that activates it allowing it to absorb twice its weight.
This treatment process allows the carbon materials within the charcoal to become oxidized. After this process takes place, the charcoal is then known as “activated charcoal”, and can be used in the digestive system.
Activated charcoal is one of the purest forms of carbon, and it acts in the digestive system in a similar manner to bentonite clay. It will absorb water, along with any toxic gases or substances that have been digested. This is why it is included as an ingredient in colon cleansing.
Activated charcoal is not a new invention – it was first thought to have been used by the Egyptians who were aware of the absorptive properties of the carbon material. It is the substance of choice in a lot of accidental poisons or overdoses.
The use of activated charcoal in the treatment of poison ingestion is phenomenal. As a result of its ability to trap toxins, it will stop a large number of them being absorbed by the intestinal wall. It is used not only in humans but in other animals as well, such as dogs, and cats.
Other than the absorption of poisons, activated charcoal is used to provide relief from gas in the digestive system. It is also a useful component in the treatment of snakebites, viral, and bacterial infections.
Therefore, not only is activated charcoal used in a routine cleaning of the colon, it can also be used in emergency situation during an accidental ingestion of a chemical. There are not many substances that have been created that are as versatile as charcoal.